ROSE MATAFEO'S STARSTRUCK: SERIES 3 LAUNCH CONFIRMED, GUEST CAST ANNOUNCED
Series three of BAFTA nominated comedian, writer, actor and director Rose Matafeo’s critically acclaimed romcom Starstruck will premier on the BBC this month.
The global hit show is set to air in weekly double bills from 10pm on Monday 28th August on BBC Three, and 10pm on Friday 1st September on BBC One, along with a box set drop on BBC iPlayer on Monday 28th August where the first two series of Starstruck have received over 8.2m requests on BBC iPlayer so far.
Still living in London and working at the local cinema, series three follows Jessie (Matafeo) as she explores a new single life having parted ways with film star Tom (Nikesh Patel; Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hulu; Indian Summers, Channel 4).
Two years on from the breakup, Jessie navigates the pressures of adulthood and is confronted with the consequences of her own choices as her friends move on to the next stages in their lives, while Jessie is left questioning what she is really looking for.
Co-written by Rose Matafeo, Alice Snedden and Nic Sampson, series three also marks Matafeo and Snedden’s directorial debut, while Minnie Driver (Modern Love, Amazon; Good Will Hunting) reprises her role as Tom’s agent Cath, and John Simm (Life on Mars, Doctor Who; BBC One) joins the cast for the brand-new series.
Produced by Avalon and co-produced with HBO Max, Starstruck series three will continue the story of millennial Londoner Jessie (Rose Matafeo) as she navigates the complications of becoming romantically involved with famous movie star Tom (Nikesh Patel; Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hulu; Indian Summers, Channel 4).
Rose Matafeo said: “A third? Sure. Fine. I’m truly thrilled to bring this incredibly talented cast back for a third instalment, and equally excited to clamber into the director’s seat alongside my nice friend Alice Snedden who I cannot seem to get rid of.”
Gregor Sharp, BBC Comedy Commissioning, said: “Starstruck is a blast of fresh comedy air, perfectly capturing the emotional mayhem of a new relationship with sharp wit, dry humour and a truthful eye - we can’t wait to see what Rose and the team have in store for Jessie and Tom in the new series.”
Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max, adds: “Rose has created a show that strikes just the right balance of heart and humor. Starstruck is exactly the kind of rom-com that we love at HBO Max, and we are so happy to see Jessie and Tom’s story continue.”
Starstruck is available on BBC iPlayer now.